Oldham bottom of area pay league
Date published: 17 December 2013
WORKERS in Oldham earn less each week than anywhere else in Greater Manchester, new figures show.
Those working full time in Oldham West and Royton take home an average £408 a week — almost £80 less than the North-West average, and significantly less than the UK’s £517 average.
Oldham East and Saddleworth residents earn more on average — but still fall short of the North-West’s gross weekly wage of £481.
The information is based on a sample taken from PAYE records and includes only those in full-time employment. Altrincham and Sale West had the highest average wage - £693 a week.
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